Getting Yourself Out of the "Not Enough" Rut.
How often do you see exactly what you need to accomplish, exactly what tasks are between you and what you want but you can't seem to get them done? Those gym shoes that are sitting right under your bed but they might as well be in your crazy neighbors house under his pillow while he's slumbering.
"What are you really capable of?" That's the first question you should ask yourself if you're running into this scenario. Chances are that way in the back of your mind, back there where all those embarrassing grade-school incidents live; there's a small voice that says you actually can do it (and quite easily at that_. This acknowledgment is the first building block in the foundation of the change you want. There also needs to be a laying out and organizing of those goals that are most dear to the fulfillment of your life. Having a clear vision of what your ideal self and life would be.
Try this. Imagine one goal that if you accomplished it, would change the way you see yourself and your abilities. Maybe running that half marathon or starting that blog you fantasize about on a daily basis. If you don't have anything specific in mind, that's okay, how about imagining that money is no longer a struggle for you. Or that your relationships are no longer a struggle. I want you to take a couple minutes and imagine what accomplishing one of these things would feel like. How it would change your life. Close your eyes, take a deep steady breath and feel that accomplishment fill your body. I'll wait.
How was that? Did a different energy seem to emanate from you? Was there a brief moment of relief from your daily stresses? Working towards feeling this way every day, no matter if it's just for 5 minutes, will help you keep your goals at the top of your mind because you'll begin to crave that feeling. This is key to replacing that anxious and detrimental feeling of not being /doing enough that plagues many of us on a daily basis. This has been instrumental for myself this year in getting to a point where I'm taking action instead of incessantly planning or busying myself with things that ultimately aren't that important.
"If we did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas Edison.
This year has also been about overcoming, unpacking, and changing mindsets. I’ve had many epiphanies this year. Mind expanding and perspective shifting realizations that were powerfully emotional. Although I thought I would just magically be another person after these, that was not the case. These are complex incidences that require intense study and reflection. I have thought and reflected on these a good deal, attempting to find the everyday applications of their lessons. To change your daily thoughts, to master your self talk, is the ultimate pursuit. Once that begins to happen, there is nothing that can stop you. The only thing that kills dreams is fear. Fear equals self-doubt. Self-doubt equals sabotage.
So with this new year, I encourage you to see every single day as a tiny year. As an opportunity to begin anew, set your intentions and challenge the thoughts and habits that keep you from being anything but your best.
PS - This shouldn't come with any pressure. Remember you're doing this for yourself; make it something you look forward to doing. Drop a comment and let me know one super simple goal that you will accomplish this month?
Thanks for reading and I'll see you again next week!